A collaborative project between BDLSS (Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services) and IT Services has resulted in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) being successfully moved from the ageing hardware it had been hosted on to the more resilient Bodleian/IT Services joint virtual infrastructure (VIPR).
ORA is the service into which Oxford researchers and students deposit their research outputs, and provide public access to these. This is necessary to address the increasing importance of Open Access as a requirement to secure future research funding for the University.
The ORA service comprises a number of applications based on open source digital repository software that had been hosted in a way that would not meet future reliability, capacity and performance needs. Since 1 August 2016 ORA has been reliably running on this new infrastructure.